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Vancouver Island University

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Nanaimo, BC V9R 5S5

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This event is open to Everyone.

Sponsored by the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement & the 'Su'luqw'a' Community Cousins - Aboriginal Mentorship Program at Vancouver Island University.

Two Moccassins, Two Worlds, Ryan McMahon

In this evening keynote presentation, Ryan shares his story of failure & triumph and charts his path from a "kid that grew up in the bush" to "the fastest rising Native comedian working in North America today." (CBC Winnipeg Comedy Festival).

“You have two moccasins on our feet, walk in both worlds, Grandson. Learn what they learn, always remember where home is though.” A highly personal keynote, Ryan shares his story of failure & triumph and charts his path from a kid that grew up “in the bush” to becoming the first Indigenous comedian to ever a record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV. At times, heartbreaking, at times hilarious, Ryan’s honest take on the intergenerational effects of residential school on him and his family, his (re)connection to culture & ceremony and the balance it takes to live in today’s contemporary context is all covered in the this forward looking & challenging keynote presentation.

Link to Ryan McMahon profile: https://www.nsb.com/speakers/ryan-mcmahon/

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7 - 8:30 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm

Place: Malaspina Theatre, Vancouver Island University

Bldg. 310

900 Fifth Street, Nanaimo Link to campus map

Cost: $20 Cdn & GST (Total: $21.00 Cdn.)

There are a limited number of free tickets available to VIU students. Students can contact Sylvia Scow at Sylvia.Scow@viu.ca to request a free student ticket.

Payment: Through Eventbrite - click the green 'Order Now' button above

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Refund policy: Ticket cost will be refunded upon request if the event is cancelled, or upon request if the event is postponed. Requests for refunds should be directed by email to aboriginal@viu.ca. We will respond to your request within 5 business days.

Pay parking available - Payment with coins or credit card. Paid parking available in Economy and General lots, and Employee lots after 5 pm. People with a documented disability may pay on a voluntary basis for dispenser tickets, meters, or permits. Link to VIU Nanaimo parking map

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